Local Obituary

Farewell to netball godmother

An online tribute to Diana Galletta suggested that God think twice before arming the netball legend with a whistle as she passed through the pearly gates. “Those who knew Diana will all remember her voice…

Poetry in Motion

A caller to The News rang with a poem she wanted to share. Editor Roy Pilott explained we do not run poems, but she said asked if she could read it to him… explaining it…

Tribute to the Queen

Cambridge Town Hall was a mass of colour in a stunning four-day light show honouring Queen Elizabeth at the weekend. The hall featured images from her and Prince Philip’s New Year’s Day 1954 visit to…

A man of mana and aroha 

Rev Canon Adrian Gover:  14.01.1936 – 03.07.2022 Rev Adrian Gover was last week described as a man who brought both ‘mana and aroha’ into the priesthood. Those words were expressed at Adrian’s funeral at St…

Hard worker takes his rest 

ROY GOWER: 14.7.1934 – 31.5.2022 Roy Gower did many things during his well-lived 87 years. He had been a truck driver, real estate agent, hotel owner, station hand, historian and farmer. But the eulogies at…

Tea without Marg

Mary Anne Gill talks to whānau and friends and tells the story of Margaret Evelyn, a victim of last week’s storm in Cambridge, which claimed two octogenarians. Margaret Evelyn was on her way back from…

Moving farewell for Cambridge legend

“Firefighters never die. They just burn forever in the hearts of those loved ones they left behind and the people whose lives they saved.” Cambridge would have made Don Gerrand proud last Saturday. Hundreds of…

The happiest city escapee

Editor, writer and manuscript consultant Stephen Stratford was so well known in the Cambridge cafés he frequented that before he had sat down, his favourite short black coffee had already been delivered to the table….

Remembering our ‘Pretty Girl’

Obituary: Louise Clark 1949-2021 By Natalie Akoorie An advocate of children’s literature who was once the pretty girl in the Hogsnort Rupert song of the same name, has died. Louise Clark died at home with her…

Gordon gave life a nudge 

At his 60th birthday party, Gordon Grigg raised a glass to a life he described as a tapestry…  vibrant with colour, sometimes stormy, filled with contentment, a loving family and lots of mirth and merriment. He…

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